Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Overdue post part one: GRANT'S BLESSING DAY!!

Grant was Blessed February 1st, my moms birthday! Happy Birthday mom! It was a really good day. It was wonderful to see everyone who came. We had dinner at Sandy's house after. Thank you everyone who helped! Grant of course was a little cutie. Sandy and Brittany took pictures afterward. Unfortunately Andrew was bouncing off the walls and Grant was fussing because they were both really tired when we took the pictures, so it was kind of hard to get them together. They are both so cute anyway...

Overdue post part two: ANDREWS 2nd BIRTHDAY!!

Andrew turned TWO February 22nd. I have waited way too long, but I just wanted to post about it anyway because it is such a big mark. I can't believe how big he is getting and how much he learns everyday. He is getting more and more independent and wants to do every little thing by himself. He is so fun to have. We love him so much and I think he loves us too, especially DADDY!! He has such a fun little personality, I don't know what we would do without him. Here are a few pictures of his birthday... and birthday month... BIG BOY! There are quite a few and they aren't really in order. I must have forgot to bring a camera to Sandys house for the birthday party there. That was fun too!
Being the horribly forgetful person I am, I went out to get presents but forgot cake and candles. We used whatever my mom had.

St. George and Sickness...

The last few weeks have been kind of crazy. We went to St. George last minute for Jakes bullet business -which I have not yet explained about.... another post... another time. Anywho... we had a blast while we were down there. It is nice to see our long lost relatives every now and again when we can. They are alot of fun. Andrew completely enjoyed seeing Grandpa Chris and Grandma Wendy and playing with cousins. We loved seeing all of the Wilcox's there with the acception of Dacia and Matt -maybe next time. We also got to stop by Grandma and Grandpa Summers a couple of times while we were there. On the way down we stayed at Grandma Lineberry's house in Salt Lake. That was the first time she got to see Grant. Wish we could have stayed longer. I'm so glad we got to show the kids off a little bit though. We all enjoyed seeing everyone and hope we can come down more frequently, (even though a long trip like that is tough with a baby that hates his car seat!) now that Jake has this business thing going for him. We love you all!

Here are some pictures with Grandma and Grandpa Summers. Of course Andrew had his hand in his mouth in every picture. :) I don't know why we didn't get anymore pictures of the kids with anyone else. I'm horrible at taking pictures. I'll do better next trip!

Jakes cousin Stacy and her family stayed at the Summers house the night before we visited for the last time. We missed them, but we picked up a little something they left behind. THE FLU! Bleh! When we got home we heard Grandma and Grandpa both got it. I felt bad for them, but I didn't really think anything else of it until Andrew threw up in his cereal bowl the next morning. It was the first time he has REALLY thrown up, I felt so bad for him. I wasn't very good at running to the toilet with him when he would scream out in pain. My initial reaction would be to hold him. Yeah, I got puked on a few too many times. I felt so bad for him, but THAT was more disgusting than anything. It's hard to comfort a child when the initial reaction is to vomit yourself. Anyway, I ended up having it a the next day. It lasted about three days for both of us. I am so glad morning sickness doesn't feel like that or I probably would NEVER want to be pregnant. It was awful! We are over it now, thank goodness.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

25 Random Things...

I am finally giving in to these facebook tags and thought I would post on blogger too. I'm not going to tag anyone but if you would like to do it too, feel free. I'm sure I would love to know 25 random things about you too. WARNING: I may have made it a bit long.

1. Unlike most women I talk to, I do not like movies such as Emma, Pride and Predjudice, and Sense and Sensibililty. I guess they aren't that bad, but they are so long and dull. To enjoy them I have to watch them by myself after the kids are asleep, and usually by then I am so tired I can't stick with it anyway. I can't understand what the actors say because of their dialect, so there is no way to understand with kids around or a husband that complains about how horribly boring the movie is and continues to beg to watch something different.
2. I served a mission in San Antonio Texas. That's right Y'all!
3. I used to hate ice cream with a passion until I went to Texas. I absolutely love Blue Bell ice cream. I was hooked the first time I tried it, and when I came home just regular old ice cream had to suffice. I wish I still hated it - could do without those calories.
4. I met my hubby, Jake, in Jr high. I dated his best friend in high school for quite a while. He moved away and I hung out with Jake almost daily while he was away until they both went on missions. I wrote both of them, served a mission myself, came home and realized Jake was the perfect match for me! I love him more and more everyday!! Lucky me!!
5. I have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder! I think it runs in my family because both of my sisters have it. I have it worse than both of them, however. My jaw pops and even gets stuck sometimes - for hours at a time a couple of times. That hurts pretty bad. To get it fixed will cost me an arm and a leg & a ton of time. I can't have braces until it gets fixed. :(
6. My mother always says she loved having babies. My sisters and I used to always make fun of her. Now I can't laugh at her when she says that because I think the exact same thing. It doesn't take long to forget the pain of having a baby. Precious little babies! I would love it if I could have as many as my mom did.
7. I talk in my sleep. Jake says its mostly just mumbling. I remember my friends telling me stories of what I said in my sleep at sleep overs. I would make actions too. Once I said 'carebares to the rescue' and put my hand in the air like superman. One of my friends told me the morning after she slept at my house, that I sat up straight like I was scared. She asked me what was wrong and I turned and grabbed her by the neck, let go, and went back to sleep. She said it took her a long time to fall asleep after that. She just lived around the corner but was too scared to go home by herself. Andrew must take after me. Just the other night, Jake and I went into his room while he was asleep and he said 'candy' out loud. He was out like a light.
8. I am a little bit obsesive compulsive when it comes to colors. I always have to put them in rainbow order. (markers, crayons, hanging my clothes.) Weird, I know.
9. The first time Jake and I danced was at a stake dance when we were 14 yrs old. We danced to the titanic song by Celine Dion. I considered that 'our song' for the longest time. Kind of funny because I hate that song now. :)
10. I lived in China for 3 months teaching with the International Language Program from Provo. It was supposed to be for four months, but we were there when SARS broke out so we were sent home early. :(
11. I hate contention. I try to avoid it as much as possible.
12. I used to hate being bare foot! I would always wear shoes. It even bugged me to just wear socks or flip flops. I have changed my ways though. Bare feet rock!
13. I have never been pulled over while driving.... knock on wood.
14. I hate needles. I usually pass out or come close when I have my blood drawn, no matter how hard I try not to think about it. Once I was supposed to have a urinalisis and my blood tested in order to go to China. I had never done a urinalisis before so I drank TONS of water unsure if I would be able to go. We did the procedures in the wrong order. I passed out while they were drawing my blood. They walked me over to a bed. When I came to, I asked if I still needed to do the urinalisis. They told me they didn't think I could. Then I realized my pants were wet. EEEEK! They sent a cup home with me and also walked me out the back with one of their sheets to avoid embarrasment! Right when I got home, I had to run for the bathroom. I drank alot of water that day. Probably not a very good story to share with everyone, but looking back on it now, I find it quite amusing! :)
15. Some of my favorite nicknames people have called me are Krissytina - my neice, Gracie started that one and everyone on Jakes side calls me that now, I love it!,
Sam & Goog - I'm not sure how those started but my brothers used to call me those when I was a little girl. Good memories., Special K - Hazen Pett, quite creative I think., Tink - that's what my dad called me when I lived with my parents. :), Kay May- that's what Jake calls me. :)
16. I was made fun of for having buck teeth when I was in elementary school. I never did, but my front teeth do look larger than the rest of my teeth and it was a lot worse before my baby teeth fell out. I think braces would help that a little. Too bad I can't get them yet.
17. I love my in-laws!
18. I, like many people I know, am addicted to facebook, email, and blogging. Everytime I see the computer I have to check for new posts.
19. I am a very quiet person. I always feel awkward with other people because I am always worried about not talking enough.
20. I love boys, namely JAKE, ANDREW, & GRANT!!
21. I can eat alot of milk chocolate. Jake bought me a box of 36 Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bars -my favorite- for Christmas. I shared some of them, but for the most part I ate them all in about 2.5 weeks. Not really something I am proud of. That's why I have to stay away from the candy isle when I go shopping.
22. I am going to take some photography classes some day! I want to learn to take awesome pictures like the pros. Just hope I am creative enough to do it! It would be great to take good pictures of my beautiful children!
23. I didn't like school when I was going. Now, I wish I would have tried harder while I was there. I miss it sometimes.
24. I am a crybaby when it comes to spiritual and family things.
25. I absolutely HATE grocery shopping, but love any other kind of shopping.